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The Wind Beneath My Wings  | Jacqueline Biollo MBA, ICD.D 

My promise to my dad is of hope and inspiration. We’ve found a way to communicate with one another,  open up about our struggles and setbacks, and found uplifting moments that inspire us to overcome our challenges. 

Although both my dad and I are successful in many aspects of our lives, our relationship is not about academic accolades, popularity, or financial success – it’s about making our dreams come true and leaving a legacy. 

Growing up my dad would read aloud from books like ‘Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, ‘The  Wealthy Barber by David Chilton, or ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. My dad sought to be a positive thinker and to never give up even when facing his greatest fears. 

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What Twitter Can’t Do | Monica Bassili

Why does this matter? Well, in short, it doesn’t. The essence of online comments, especially on Twitter, is inherently performative. Little rationale, logic, or critical thought is placed on online statements. How much substance can one take from 280 characters?

Not every comment, post, or thread online should be placed at the level of “political scandal.” As Haji is yet to be voted in as an NDP candidate, any Twitter “scandals” should be regarded as an extension of political theatre. What is truly important is learning what Haji works for and supports once announced as the NDP candidate for Edmonton-Decore. 

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When the Rain Comes | Jacqueline Biollo

Climate change encompasses global warming but refers to the broader range of changes that are happening to our planet, including  the social and environmental factors of health (such as clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food, and secure shelter). And while we cannot stop global warming overnight, we can slow the rate and limit some of the worst effects of climate change.

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You were born to be happy | Yoleen Naidoo

Acknowledge that, accept that and be grateful to yourself then you will see how your confidence will start to rise. 

As a gift to you today and as a little help on your journey for strengthening your mind I have created a free app. to help you. 

The first thing you should do in the morning is to affirm your day.  The reason we affirm our day is to remind ourselves who we truly are.  At least repeat the affirmation minimum of 30 times each time 4 times a day.

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The Importance of Collective Action to Combat Colonial Injustice

Indigenous women and girls experience both patriarchal and colonial oppression among the many barriers faced by women in Canada. Over the last federal election cycle, it has become apparent that political parties are inclined to hold their power, irrespective of implementing meaningful policy changes. Amid a global pandemic, the Trudeau government initiated an early election in September 2021 to take advantage of voter apathy, burnout, and ultimately a timely rise in the regime’s approval ratings. 

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Protecting Women from Domestic Abuse – Clare’s Law

Clare’s Law came into effect on April 1, 2021.

The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act was modelled after the United Kingdom’s Law, which was named after a young woman who was killed by an ex-boyfriend with a history of domestic violence.

Albertans making a Clare’s Law application have a right to privacy and can trust that their personal information will be safeguarded and only relevant details will be disclosed

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Canadian Men’s Health Month

“June marks Canadian Men’s Health Month. It’s an important reminder to men of every age and background that their health matters.

“Research suggests that men tend to focus less on their health and well-being than women focus on theirs. Men see their doctors less frequently and often put off attending to their physical and mental health needs.